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Nursing Students’ Relational Skills with Elders Improve through Humanitude Care Methodology

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Health Sciences Research Unit: Nursing (UICISA: E), Nursing School of Coimbra (ESEnfC), 3046-851 Coimbra, Portugal
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Department of Collective Health, Paulista School of Nursing, Federal University of São Paulo, São Paulo 04024-002, Brazil
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(22), 8588; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17228588
Received: 19 October 2020 / Revised: 8 November 2020 / Accepted: 15 November 2020 / Published: 19 November 2020
Nursing students have difficulties interacting with cognitively impaired elders. This study aimed to identify students’ difficulties in interacting with elders, the causes of the difficulties in interacting with elders, the strategies used to reduce these difficulties, and the importance attributed to the Structured Sequence of Humanitude Care Procedures (SSHCP). It also aimed to assess the contribution of the Humanitude Care Methodology (HCM) to the development of interaction skills in nursing students. An exploratory descriptive study with a quasi-experimental design was conducted with a sample of 64 nursing students during their hospital clinical training. A control group (usual training) and an experimental group (HCM training) were used. Data were collected through a questionnaire applied at baseline and follow-up. Content analysis, chi-square tests, and Student’s t-tests were performed. The main difficulty identified was caring for agitated and confused elders. Difficulties were associated with a lack of theoretical–practical teaching, the clinical training context, lack of experience, and personality traits. HCM impacted positively on the development of students’ interaction skills. This study shows that HCM is an innovative methodology in nursing education that will allow for moving from an instrumental and technicist education into a more humanized training capable of transforming care. View Full-Text
Keywords: nursing education; interpersonal relationships; humanization of assistance; patient-centered care; nurse–patient relations; old age assistance; Humanitude nursing education; interpersonal relationships; humanization of assistance; patient-centered care; nurse–patient relations; old age assistance; Humanitude
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Melo, R.C.C.P.; Queirós, P.J.P.; Tanaka, L.H.; Henriques, L.V.L.; Neves, H.L. Nursing Students’ Relational Skills with Elders Improve through Humanitude Care Methodology. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 8588. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17228588

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Melo RCCP, Queirós PJP, Tanaka LH, Henriques LVL, Neves HL. Nursing Students’ Relational Skills with Elders Improve through Humanitude Care Methodology. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2020; 17(22):8588. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17228588

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Melo, Rosa C.C.P., Paulo J.P. Queirós, Luiza H. Tanaka, Liliana V.L. Henriques, and Hugo L. Neves 2020. "Nursing Students’ Relational Skills with Elders Improve through Humanitude Care Methodology" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 17, no. 22: 8588. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17228588

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